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Application Process

We interview on-campus and also conduct interviews at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. Interviewing begins in January. The successful applicant will go through a one-round interview process, meeting with one member of the Hiring Board, who is an experienced Assistant District Attorney. 

Applicants invited to interview must bring to the interview an official law school transcript, a writing sample, and a list of three professional references. Please click on Interview Materials for more information. Offers are made on a rolling basis and we respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us your application is still pending. If you receive any offers or deadlines from other employers, please call the Legal Hiring staff.

The New York County District Attorney's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As with permanent positions, the office is committed to a policy against discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or employment status. United States citizenship is not required for internship placement, but all applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to submit proof of eligibility.

All applications must be submitted online. Applicants will be required to attach a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and a list of three professional references. First-year students can provide a semester course list if a transcript is not available. Only complete applications are reviewed. Cover letters should be addressed to:

Ms. Robin R. Edwards
Administrator of the Legal Hiring Unit
New York County District Attorney's Office
One Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013

We begin accepting applications on November 1st. In accordance with NALP Principles and Standards for Recruiting Activities, first-year law students should not apply before December 1st.

All submissions must be submitted by 5:00 PM (EST) on December 15th.

First- and second-year law students who are interested in being considered for a summer intern position may apply online by clicking on the link below. Please read all instructions carefully and hover over the question mark for more information. Documents should be in Word or PDF format.  We strongly encourage you to review the FAQ section for more information about our application process.  

Summer Internship Application